Muckety mover - Weh weh weh Whoopi

By Muckety

February 14, 2011 at 6:47pm
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We’re starting to wonder if the cast members of The View have a headline quota, much like state troopers and speeding tickets.

We love Whoopi Goldberg dearly, so we prefer that explanation over the possibility that she’s just another diva auditioning for a Snickers commercial.

Goldberg was outraged that a recent New York Times story failed to mention that she won an Oscar in 1990, for Ghost.

One would think, from her expressions of hurt, that the Times gave her short shrift because she is black.

In fact, the piece focused on the absence of black nominees in this year’s Oscars field, particularly in comparison to 2002, when Halle Berry and Denzel Washington were winners.

The article also noted Hattie McDaniel’s win in 1940. But it was not an inventory of all the black actors who had won in the years since.

Louis Gossett Jr. wasn’t named, nor was Cuba Gooding Jr. You don’t hear them complaining.

But then again, they don’t have talk shows.

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  • #1.   yellow_crane 02.15.2011

    The first time I saw Whoopie, she was performing at some televised award show, doing a comic routine that was significantly laced with social commentary; she played a pregnant young teen, delivering sad but salient social commentary through the lens of naive adolescent innocence. It was superb, and was canonized as the camera occasionally fixed on the reactions of the artistic types in the audience, many of whom were doing careful eye-rolls. It was my first recollection of Hollywooders sitting in puddles to the political Right.

    Nowadays, Whoopi grinds with fading fire through commercial contructs, occasionally reloopilng her old defiantcisms to help counter her little-disguised lucre-gaining revelries. I am struck sad to think that her occasional defenses of those in need of defense are supposed to dim the image of her sitting upon her little hill of bling, holding a little sign reading: “I knew I could. I knew I could.”

    Like Obama, she gained entrance with a banner of helping the oppressed, but after gaining power, she simply settled for the personal great-gain buyouts.

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